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Hockey Fortune: $3,026,609

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Nick Kypreos’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $3,026,609 (US $6,242,253 in today's dollars), ranking #2312 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
Salary History - Nick Kypreos
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1984-85 $10,720 $31,258
Prior to the season, as an undrafted 18-year-old earning $30 per week in junior, signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $90,000 in the NHL, $25,000 in the AHL and a $10,000 signing bonus. Ended up returnintg to his junior team for the whole season, earning his signing bonus of $10,000 plus approximately $720 in junior.
Source(s): Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1985-86 $527 $1,484
Amount in Canadian currency: $720.
Played the whole season in junior earning $30 per week.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $5,056 $13,972
Played 10 AHL and 46 junior games earning a pro rated salary of approximately $5,056.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $25,000 $66,648
Played the whole year in the AHL, earning $25,000.
Source(s): Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1988-89 $25,000 $64,033
Played the whole year in the AHL, earning $25,000.
Source(s): Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1989-90 $83,556 $204,155 532
Had a contract for $110,000 in the NHL and $25,000 in the AHL. Played 31 NHL and 14 AHL games earning a pro rated salary of $83,556.
Source(s): Canadian Press / Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1990-91 $114,250 $264,858 508
Two-way contract: $110,000 in the NHL and $27,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. Performance bonuses included: $1,500 for the team having a better winning record than 3 other teams in its division; $2,000 for the team making the first round of the playoffs; $500 for playing in a team shutout; $250 for the team's penalty-killing percentage. Earned his base salary of $110,000 and $4,250 in bonuses.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press / Copy of contract
1991-92 $110,000 $244,651 560
Source(s): Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1992-93 $300,000 $647,591 286
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. Contract included playoff bonuses ($20,000 for winning 1st round; plus $30,000 for winning 2nd round; plus $40,000 for winning the third round; plus $60,000 for winning the Stanley Cup) but the team did not qualify.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1993-94 $675,000 $1,415,323 142
Had a $525,000 salary plus playoff bonuses ($20,000 for winning 1st round; plus $30,000 for winning 2nd round; plus $40,000 for winning the third round; plus $60,000 for winning the Stanley Cup). During the season, was traded to the New York Rangers who won the Stanley Cup. Earned his $525,000 salary plus $150,000 in playoff bonuses.
Source(s): Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1994-95 $300,000 $613,075 265
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $525,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $577,500 $1,147,951 308
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $400,000 $772,458 550
Source(s): La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $400,000 $754,797 544
Suffered a career-ending concussion during a pre-season fight with Ryan VandenBussche and was forced to retire, likely having his $400,000 salary covered by insurance.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $3,026,609
(In today's dollars: US $6,242,253)

NHL Rank: 2312
(In today's dollars: 1983)

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